Capture of the Aventurier

3rd August 1798 - 4th August 1798
Part of : The French Revolutionary Wars (1793 - 1802)
Previous action : Battle of the Nile 1.8.1798
Next action : Espoir vs Liguria 7.8.1798


Great Britain

Ship NameCommanderNotes
Melpomene (38) Sir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)
Childers (14) James O'Bryen

République Française

Ship NameCommanderNotes
L'Aventurier (14) E. G. Raffy

Notes on Action

On the night of August 3rd-4th, the British vessels Melpomene, 38, Captain Sir Charles Hamilton, and Childers, 14, Commander James O'Bryen, sent in their boats to the harbour of Correjou, in the Ile de Bas, to cut out the French brig Aventurier, 12, Lieutenant E. G. Raffy. The night was dark, stormy, and rainy, and this covered the British approach. At three in the morning the Aventurier was surprised and captured after a sharp scuffle, in which the British loss was two killed and four wounded. In spite of the fire of a fort commanding the inlet, the Aventurier was carried out of the port.

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